Financial Peace University To Start in September
The next session of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will begin on Tuesday, September 16th at 6:45 PM in the church library. To attend this class, you must pre-register on line at this link. This course will be taught by Ms. Connie Mosley, a certified financial advisor, and that will meet every Tuesday for 90 minutes from September 16th through November 11th. Child care is available.

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by Connie will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

National Back to Church Sunday 
and World Communion Sunday
We are celebrating National Back to Sunday this coming September 21st. What a great opportunity to invite a friend, neighbor or family member to worship—especially if they have not been attending church on a regular basis.

Sunday, October 5th is World Communion Sunday. In commemoration, RUMC’s two congregation—the English and Hispanic congregations—will be worshipping together at the 10 AM service.

Imagine No Malaria Workshop
A district-wide “Imagine No Malaria” workshop will be held at Palma Ceia United Methodist Church (3723 W. Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa) on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Ken Carter, the bishop of the Florida United Methodist Conference, is asking that all churches help with the raising of money for this cause during the 2015 conference year. The overall goal for the Florida Conference is $250,000.

A carpool of those interested will meet at RUMC and leave at 5:00 PM. We are hoping that someone from every ministry of our church would participate. Contact Pastor Merritt or the church office if you plan to attend.

News from the Harvest Festival
The RUMC Harvest Festival has been planned for Saturday, November 15th, and it will be held from 10 AM until 5 PM. The general public will be invited to participate in our Harvest Festival.

  Craft vendors will display and sell a variety of hand-crafted items, food trucks with a wide variety of food offerings will be on hand, and community service providers will provide a wealth of information from vendors. Walgreen’s has partnered with us again this year to provide a flu shot clinic—providing flu shots for walk-ins. And some other health and diagnostic screenings will also be available.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 14th. That will be the date of a preview food truck rally to see what kind of walk-up traffic the trucks can expect in November. Food trucks should be in operation by the conclusion of our Sunday service. The rally will be open to the public, and it will be a great opportunity to introduce our neighbors to the church campus.

Church volunteers will be needed as booth sitters, parking lot greeters, set-up and tear-down help, information providers and eating area clean-up help We are planning an organizational meeting for the Harvest Festival after church on Sunday, October 5. Contact the church office or Bev Plett (at 349-9000) for more information or to help out.

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Bible Passage of the Week
God’s Strength is Sufficient

Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me,

My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.

Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks.  I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (The Message)
Calendar of Events

Sunday, September 14
Food Truck Rally.  Church grounds, 11 AM

Tuesday, September 16
Financial Peace University Fall Session Begins.  Library, 6:45—8:15 PM. (Pre-register at this link).

Sunday, September 21
National Back to Church Sunday. Sanctuary, 10 AM.

Thursday, September 25
Imagine No Malaria Workshop.  Palma Ceia UMC, 3723 W. Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa, 6:00 PM.

Sunday, October 5
World Communion Sunday. A union service with our Hispanic congregation, Sanctuary, 10 AM.
Harvest Festival Organization Meeting. Crichton Hall, 11:15 AM.

Saturday, October 11
RESTORE Rummage Sale.  Church Grounds 8 AM--Noon

Tuesday, November 4
RUMC Annual Conference.  Sanctuary, 6:45 PM.

Saturday, November 15
Harvest Festival.  Throughout the church, 10 AM—5 PM.
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Crafters Wanted

Riverview First United Methodist Church is seeking crafters to offer their goods for sale at our Harvest Festival, which will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 10 AM until 5 PM. The general public will be invited to purchase your wares, enjoy lunch from a variety of food trucks, and receive valuable information from community service vendors.

All types of craft work will be considered. Crafters must supply their own tents and tables. Craft spaces will be sized at 12” x 12”.

Proceeds from booth rentals will be used for United Methodist missions.

For a registration form and more information, go to this webpage.

Riverview United Methodist Church is located on the corner of U. S. Route 301 and Riverview Drive.